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Today, I'm excited to share with you that Jon and Dave are concurrently developing two new spinoff series exclusively for Disney+: one, The Rangers of the New Republic, and the other featuring fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano. Set within the timeline of The Mandalorian, these interconnected shows, along with future stories, will excite new audiences, embrace our most passionate fans, and will culminate in a climactic story event.President Kathleen Kennedy announces Star Wars: Ahsoka during Disney Investor Day 2020

Star Wars: Ahsoka is an upcoming live-action television limited series that was announced on December 10, 2020. It will star Rosario Dawson and will air exclusively on Disney+. It will be written by Dave Filoni and produced by him and Jon Favreau. The series will culminate in a crossover event with The Mandalorian and Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic.

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Rumors of a live-action Ahsoka Tano-led series first circulated on the internet in March of 2020,[3] just weeks after Disney CEO Bob Iger hinted at an earnings call that spinoffs of characters from The Mandalorian were in development.[4] When Tano made her live-action debut in "Chapter 13: The Jedi" in The Mandalorian Season Two, she became a character that could be the focus of a Mandalorian spin-off,[5] and the series was officially announced by Lucasfilm Ltd. President Kathleen Kennedy on an investors day presentation on December 10, 2020. A StarWars.com post later that day confirmed that Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni would executive produce the series, and that it would be written by Filoni and star Rosario Dawson.[1]

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After making her long awaited live-action debut in The Mandalorian, Ahsoka Tano's story, written by Dave Filoni, will continue in a limited series starring Rosario Dawson and produced by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau.[1]

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 SWCustom-2011.png Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 SWCustom-2011.png SWCC 2019: 9 Things We Learned from The Mandalorian Panel on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that The Mandalorian is set about five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 4 ABY. Therefore, the events of The Mandalorian must have taken place around 9 ABY. As TwitterLogo.svg Star Wars (@starwars) on Twitter: "Ahsoka, a new Original Series, starring @RosarioDawson and set within the timeline of @TheMandalorian, is coming to @DisneyPlus." (backup link) states that Ahsoka is set in the same time period as The Mandalorian, it must therefore also be set around 9 ABY.
  3. Conrad, Jeremy: Rumor: Live Action Ahsoka Tano Series Being Planned, in Very Early Development (2020-3-30). manabyte.com. Archived from the original on January 27, 2021.
  4. Couch, Aaron: Disney's Bob Iger Considering 'Mandalorian' Spinoff Shows (2020-1-4). hollywoodreporter.com. The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 27, 2021.
  5. The-Mandalorian-logo.png The Mandalorian – "Chapter 13: The Jedi"
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